STEPS board meeting took place at Ikea’s office in Älmhult. Our host Johan Bruck presented Ikea’s development work on reducing fossil based plastics. He showed the new prototypes made using biobased plastics. STEPS board had also the opportunity to visit Ikea’s museum.
Helsingborg city´s office of environmental management has started a project called ”Hejdå plast” (bye-bye plastics). Their representatives along with the city´s procurement office and representatives from the waste management company NSR visited STEPS in Lund, to gain a better understanding of different plastic systems including biobased and biodegradable plastics, and their environmental impact.
Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Tobias Nielsen from STEPS followed the latest developments concerning bioplastics at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin on the 28-29th of November 2017, and met with other STEPS members. From left: Kristy-Barbara Lange (European Bioplastics, STEPS board member), Linda Zellner (Perstorp, WP2 leader), Dennis Kjellberg (Perstorp) and Tobias Nielsen (Lund University, WP3).
WP2 PhD student Niklas Warlin (in the picture on the left) and external communicator Katarina Elner-Haglund presented STEPS for high school and university students, and faculty members at the annual Raw Materials University Day organized by the EIT Raw Materials network.